Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chicken, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato “Flatbread” (Gluten-Free)

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the bread I made isn’t necessarily flat. I was starving when I embarked on my first attempt to make this recipe. I didn’t make much of an effort to flatten it. I just wanted to throw it in the oven as quick as possible. It’s dangerous to cook when you are hungry. Things don’t exactly turn out as planned.

Well, this may not look like flatbread but I am pleased to tell you the texture was close enough. More importantly, the flavor was divine. I added a lot of diverse ingredients under the assumption that the bread would simply be a vehicle to support the toppings. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the bread is phenomenal all by itself. This flatbread recipe makes four servings. The fourth piece of flatbread never made it into the pictures because I kept taking a little piece here and there until the whole thing was gone.

I used the leftover sauce as a stuffing for chicken breasts. I think it would also taste great over pasta. You can find the flatbread recipe over at Girl Cooks World where you can see Cate’s pictures of what the flatbread is supposed to look like. Her recipe is definitely going into my rotation of easy gluten-free recipes.

*Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce adapted from Epicurious.

Chicken, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato “Flatbread” (Gluten-Free)


Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons crushed garlic

½ cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained

1 cup half & half

½ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

3 teaspoons dried sweet basil

½ cup freshly grated Parmesan


½ cup spinach, wilted and drained

1 cup chicken, shredded

½ cup Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce


Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, tomatoes, half and half and crushed red pepper; simmer over medium heat 2 minutes. Stir in basil and simmer 1 minute longer. Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.

Add toppings to the flatbread and serve.

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8 Responses to “Chicken, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato “Flatbread” (Gluten-Free)”

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    Nancy@acommunaltable — April 26, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

    I can completely understand why that 4th piece of flatbread didn’t make it into the photos!! This is such a great combination of flavors – all of my favorites and would make such an easy dinner – definitely bookmarking for a future meal!!!

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    kita — April 26, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

    That sun dried tomato sauce looks awesome. It may have to go on my next grilled pizza.

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    Bakeaholic — April 26, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

    Mmmm. This looks really tasty! Love all the flavors you got going on.

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    Feast on the Cheap — April 26, 2012 @ 5:14 PM

    Such a great flavor combo

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    Family Foodie — April 26, 2012 @ 9:29 PM

    I can’t wait to try this amazing recipe! Love everything in it!

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    Angie Halten — April 28, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

    Looks so flavorful!

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    Ally — April 28, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

    Thrilled to have just come across your amazing blog! This recipe sounds absolutely wonderful & delicious… my kind of meal!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — April 29, 2012 @ 6:14 PM

    The cream sauce looks so good! Great idea on flatbread.

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